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Reykjavík Botanic Garden


The Botanic Garden is an outdoor collection of living plants. It was founded in 1961 and is run by the City of Reykjavík.

The garden’s main role is to conserve plants for education, research and delight. It conserves some 3000 plant species in eight plant collections. The collections give an idea of the enormous diversity of vegetation in the northern temperate zone.
In summer there is a variety of events in the Botanic Garden and group receptions are available throughout the year.

Free 30 minute guided tours in English are offered every Friday in June, July and August. The guided tours start at the garden’s main entrance at 12:40.

Flóran Café/Bístró  is open in the display greenhouse from May to the end of August. The Café is popular and well known for its delicious treats with ingredients grown in the garden and served in beautiful surroundings.

Information on selected species

Many of the signs in the Icelandic Flora collection have QR codes with additional information on English names, plant description, distribution maps, habitats, medicinal uses, folklore and uses throughout history.

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